Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back in the Old World Again - OWOS soon to hit Paris & Champagne

Recently I received an email from a major airline, advertising really low fares to various cities in Europe. I couldn't resist - a brief excursion seemed a terrific idea and Paris was calling. Once before, nearly a decade ago, I stayed briefly in the city of light. I was traveling amongst a group of friends during the millennial craziness, and needless to say there was much partying. A lot of the city's magic was either virtually impossible to access or neglected by our large, party hearty group.

So I'm excited to be returning to Paris as well as visiting Champagne six weeks from now. What do you have to look forward to in this reportage? Well, probably a few notable Parisian wine bars, at least a day's worth of pedaling across arrondissements via Velib, a few detailed reports on visits to Champagne producers, some rich, fatty regional Champenoise cuisine, and perhaps a few photographs showcasing interesting sights in Paris, looking all the more tempting in that famous diffuse, grey-ish Parisian light.

Though I feel like I've got a pretty good handle on food and wine stuff in Paris, I'm welcoming any ideas for restaurants, bars, shops, or any other sites of interest worth discovering. Many thanks for the suggestions.